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Wow. You discussed Hillary’s word usage with her, and therefore you fully understand the exact reason she used that word? And this from a guy who’s not even sharp enough to recognize an obviously intimidating tweet from Trump? You amaze me.

I seriously doubt that Hillary referred to bigots as “deplorables” because she didn’t want to offend. Unless she was convinced that the people she was referring to wouldn’t know what the word meant (and judging from some of the t-shirts worn by “proud deplorables” since, that might have been the case). However, her entire quote about “deplorables” showed her speaking very negatively about this group, so I doubt that she was trying to avoid offending this group of people.

Yes, the word “bigot” carries a lot of negative connotations. That doesn’t mean that we should be limited to using only that word to refer to bigots. There are any number of other words that can be used to describe bigots and bigotry in general. Dreadful, disgraceful, reprehensible, horrible — all are appropriate words to describe bigotry. The only real criticism one could make of Hillary’s comment is that she took an adjective and used it as a noun. And a plural noun at that. Language purists probably blanched at the thought.

No, I don’t think I’m deplorable. I don’t believe I’m worthy of condemnation. You may disagree, and that is your right.

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